Zee Media Bureau/ Harpreet Kaur
New Delhi: There were strong rumours earlier this year that Shah Rukh Khan`s `Chennai Express` and Salman Khan`s `Jai Ho` would clash at the Box-Office on Eid, 2013. However, the `Dabangg` star had to let go of this auspicious day as the release date of `Jai Ho` owing to the fact that a major part of the film`s shooting was yet to be completed.
According to a tabloid, Salman Khan is now eyeing to book his lucky `Eid day` for the release of his untitled film directed by Kabeer Khan in 2015. However, the shocking part is that Salman`s `once upon a time friend` Shah Rukh Khan is also rumoured to have finalised the same date for his movie `Raees`.
It is said that SRK, who raked in alot of moolah from his last movie `Chennai Express` - which was released on Eid this year, is aware that his rival Salman is also gearing up to release his untitled project on the same date.
On the other hand, a source has revealed that a member from SRK`s production house has apparently confirmed with Salman`s manager, the release date of Salman`s movie, soon after, the release date of their movie-which is to be released on the same date- was made public. This has apparently left Kabir Khan miffed.
“It is not fair on the part of the production house to enquire about date of Salman’s release and then go ahead and announce their own film. Whatever happened to the goodwill among film-makers? The competition is becoming too cut-throat and nobody seems to be bothered about others. If both the movies release on the same day, it will only harm each other’s market. Why is it becoming such a big ego issue, is beyond comprehension,” a source said.
It is also said that both Salman and Kabir Khan are not planning to change the release date of their movie, which is reportedly being produced by Salman`s `Being Human` banner.